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W3 Schools Certification
Has anyone here bothered?

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Msg#: 4567229 posted 10:30 am on Apr 23, 2013 (gmt 0)

W3schools, which is useful but still full of mistakes, has an "Online Certification Program" where they give advanced tests for around $100.

Has anyone actually paid for one of these? Would this improve your resume, or would it make you look like a moron for paying for an online certification from a non-accredited website? I ask because the whole thing smells like a dirty scam, and yet there must be people out there paying for it.



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Msg#: 4567229 posted 12:38 pm on Apr 23, 2013 (gmt 0)

I've never gone for the certification but that's because I focus on selling myself based on my skills and not a piece of paper. I have many years of experience and that's worth far more than a certificate from some organization IMHO. I suppose, however, if you're just starting out and need to prove your mettle, then it might be handy to have.

Ankit Oberoi

Msg#: 4567229 posted 11:31 pm on May 6, 2013 (gmt 0)

I've done a lot of recruitments for an IT Training company and saw quite a few people having there certifications, however, I would have still called them noobs.

So, I won't call it a scam, but the certification will not get you a "pro" tag.

Instead, develop a portfolio or create a github account. As an employer, I would really love to see a candidate's actual work rather than his certifications or degrees :)

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